We are a team of social scientists, psychologists and organisational consultants trained in the Tavistock Tradition of Human Relations.
We share a common interest in socioanalytic methods, group psychoanalysis, community development, organisational dynamics and and social change. We want to open a field for discussion, reflection and transformation to all those who have an interest in thinking, sharing and changing perspectives, regardless of their opinion, identity, social or cultural status.
Founding Partner of Wild Thoughts. Born in Milan, she graduated in clinical psychology at Bicocca University, Milan, and trained in psychoanalytic child psychotherapy at the Tavistock Centre, UK. She has lived and worked in London since 2006. She currently works as a therapist for Growing Together, an NHS specialist service for parents. She also facilitates parent-infant observation seminars and teaches psychoanalytic theory at the Anna Freud Centre in London. She has worked in several Group Relation Conferences both in Italy and in the UK as a member, translator and consultant. Her main areas of interest are the relation between gender dynamics and creative processes both in professional and personal contexts, parenthood, work-life balance and the application of group relation work to social change.
Mónica Velarde Lazarte (MBPsS)
Founding Partner of Wild Thoughts. President of Hope of the Amazon Civil Association. She was born in Lima, Peru and lived and worked internationally as an Organisational Consultant in both private and public sectors. She is an experienced director, consultant and administrator of Group Relations Conferences in America, Europe and Asia. She is a Doctoral Candidate at Tavistock and Portman NHS and Certified Consultant Tavistock and Portman NHS. Her main areas of interest are personal and professional development, social inclusion and mental health prevention. She has a particular interest about the interaction between personal biography and historical trauma.
Group and organisational consultant working in health and social care. He has a background in social research, carrying out action research projects on institutional and community-based care for vulnerable citizens, including hospitalized children, those with disabilities and the elderly. Tim has a special interest in the management of not-for-profit organisations. He is an experienced Tavistock group relations consultant and director.
Tim works as an individual coach and as a research supervisor. Currently Tim is employed by various NHS mental health trusts, consulting on the development of appropriate services in a culture of care and compassion.